Raise a glass to Cleveland! CLE Urban Winery brings the unique concept of a working winery and tasting room to the historic urban setting of the Cedar-Lee neighborhood of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. We don’t have a vineyard – our wines are hand-crafted and bottled on-site in our craft brewery-style winery and are made from premium juice sourced primarily from the US west coast and branded to honor and celebrate the city of Cleveland.
Join us for beginner's tango classes at the winery! Only $5 to join in the fun!
Tango Porteño: Argentine Tango in the Heights Ann Dobyns and Chuck Scillia
What is tango? The word brings to minds many images: legs intertwined, bodies clutched in close and sensual embrace, steamy music, the haunting sounds of an instrument that breaths. Tango is a social dance that has been danced in parts of Argentina and Uruguay for at least 150 years. It is a dance born in the streets and poorer neighborhoods of the ports found on both sides of the mouth of the Rio de Plato. It is a dance of contradictions: a paradox, an enigma, a puzzle. It can be a lively street dance or an art dance of the finest theaters. It is ethereal and grounded in the earth. Its steps can be intricate and subtle while remaining a dance that relies upon the human walk. It is, in short, complicated. And yet, tango is, at its most basic level, a walking dance. In its most fundamental form, the leader walks forward while the follower walks backward. The dance depends upon three basic steps: a front, a back, and a side step. Retired professors, Ann Dobyns and Charles Scillia have been dancing Tango for 12 years and teaching beginners for over 8 years. They have been to Buenos Aires a number of times and have studied with many renowned teachers. They teach social tango as it is danced in the clubs and salons of that port city. They emphasize quality of movement, elegance, musicality, and connection, elements that form an enjoyable and solid foundation for those new to Tango.
This dance evening will be a place for beginning tango dancers to practice what they have learned in our classes--to dance together!... See MoreSee Less
This month, we will apply some basic guidelines of wine pairing to a variety of chips, pretzels and crunchy/salty selections from the snack aisle. Some of the same rules that apply to fancy dinner fare will be employed to elevate your wine and chips pairing experience!
During these informal, monthly gatherings, you can learn the basics while sampling our award winning wines. We will explore practical topics - basic tasting and recognition of specific components such as tannin, acidity, oak / how to order wine in a fancy restaurant / how to pick out the perfect bottle from the rows and rows at your favorite wine store. We will help you better understand confusing (or hard to pronounce) grape varieties, wine styles, regions and bottle labels. You’ll learn handy tips about wine etiquette and pairing strategies while honing your tasting skills in a very non-pretentious and interactive way.
Make the world of wine less intimidating, one happy hour at a time. Space is limited... See MoreSee Less